Derek Hoot, a Political Science student persuing ACDIS Undergraduate Certificate in Global Security, was awarded $18,500 by the National Security Education Program so that he can study Arabic in Jordan in the upcoming academic year. Derek has worked as a legislative aide to Illinois Rep. Carol Ammons, was President of the FBI Students’ Academy, Captain to a junior USA men’s wheelchair basketball team, and a varsity basketball player for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Directed by Aylin Gürzel of Eastern Mediterranean University, this five-day course in Famagusta will draw on the expertise of esteemed lecturers to discuss how rapidly developing technologies and political landscapes are evolving the nature of war. Advances in weaponry and intelligence have introduced the possibility of another arms race, calling for better methods of arms control. This course will study these risks and consider potential solutions.
For the list of principal lecturers click … here
For information on how to apply by May 25th, 2017 click … here
In his budget request, Trump is proposing slashing foreign development assistance spending by a third. While this could help the administration make political gains and is intended to enhance the efficiency of humanitarian aid, the cuts could be detrimental to food security and disaster assistance around the world.
The Department of Justice has asked Congress for permission to collaborate with other countries to serve warrants on data in investigations. Currently, data stored outside of the U.S. may be outside the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice depending on the laws of the other country.
The manual will set legal parameters for military uses of outer space, such as attacking satellites, firing lasers, keeping prisoners of war, and altering satellite images.
Trump visited Israel to discuss an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement and spoke against Iran’s possession of nuclear weapons.
There are more people displaced within their countries as a result of conflict than there are refugees, yet fewer resources have gone toward resettling those who are internally displaced.
Businesses need to assume they will be breached and learn to prioritize the protection of the data the company would not be able to function without. Communications plans should be established in case a breach does occur.
Worldwide malicious cyber attacks will only worsen with time, so legislators need to promote better cybersecurity by helping agencies share protection strategies and making sure infrastructure is in place to implement security fixes in the future.
Hunger, obesity, malnutrition, low crop yields, inadequate food storage, poor sanitation, and political instability all contribute to global food insecurity. The Challenge of Change Commission defined seven challenges for public research universities that seek to combat these issues.
Malware was distributed by WannaCry in over 100 countries on Friday to take company information in exchange for ransom. Phishing emails established ransomware before using the Microsoft vulnerability to propagate. Though the first WannaCry compromise is unclear, some researchers believe North Korea is linked to the attack.
Trump ordered that the Interior Department reconsider Obama’s bans on drilling in the Arctic Ocean. Panetta argued that drilling is likely to have environmental impacts and would invite other nations to engage in the same kind of exploitation.
Sexual violence is increasingly used as a tactic of terrorism, employed by extremist groups in places like Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria and Mali to advance their military, economic and ideological ends, UN Deputy Chief says.
Please join us for a seminar by Charles Geigner, Assistant Director of Privacy & IT Security Infrastructure,
Privacy & Information Security at Tech Services, UIUC. April 18th. Details here and above.
Please join us for a seminar by Judith Pintar, Visiting Assistant Professor, Slavic Languages & Literature, UIUC. April 4th. Details here and above.
Please join us for a seminar by Dr. Clifford Singer, ACDIS Director, March 14.
Details here and above.
Please join us for a seminar by Dr. Öner Akgül, Faculty, Ahi Evran University of Kırşehir
Department of International Relations
Visiting Scholar, UIUC, On February 28. Details here and above.
The Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security (ACDIS) is seeking proposals for up to $1500 for initiatives connected to the danger of countries’ use of their nuclear weapons, either intentionally or as a result of miscalculation or accident. Proposals including consideration of multiple countries or alliances deploying nuclear armed submarines will be given special consideration, but proposals need not necessarily focus primarily on submarines. It is suggested, but not required, that proposals include procedures for connection to students at other Universities, through personal contacts in Illinois and adjacent states and/or via telecommunication with those at more distant higher education institutions.
Students may submit proposals by March 3, 2017, following the instructions at cgs.illinois.edu/activities/global-intersections